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Old 01-31-2012, 02:17 AM   #101
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Here is the upcoming project, installing the Killer Bee Oil Setup and improving the oiling setup and consistency of the ej205. This improved oiling setup will give me a lot of peace of mind when dialing in my suspension at the track and skidpad. Skidpads can be exceptionally hard on the oiling system, clearly illustrating deficiencies as the oil pools to the outside of the turn lap after lap at the limits of adhession. I chalked this one up to cheaper than a new engine. Very excited about all the benefits this well engineered piece will offer my build.

This is the last time you will see OEM Subaru parts in the oiling system


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Old 01-31-2012, 02:48 AM   #102
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Great build so far! What part of the bay are you from? I'm in the south bay
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:02 AM   #103
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I'm curious how the front spherical bushings will be on nvh? reason I say that is I pretty much have the same suspension although I am using sti full pillow ball control/trailing arms in the rear but on my knuckle I could not find a spherical or pillow ball so I chose to use a group n rubber type bushing. In the front I am using the comfort whiteline alk, whiteline roll center kit and have a cusco spherical bushing for the front inner bushing but have not installed it yet. I bought a whiteline plus bushing I was considering putting in over the cusco because my primary concern was nvh
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:48 AM   #104
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I'm curious how the front spherical bushings will be on nvh? reason I say that is I pretty much have the same suspension although I am using sti full pillow ball control/trailing arms in the rear but on my knuckle I could not find a spherical or pillow ball so I chose to use a group n rubber type bushing. In the front I am using the comfort whiteline alk, whiteline roll center kit and have a cusco spherical bushing for the front inner bushing but have not installed it yet. I bought a whiteline plus bushing I was considering putting in over the cusco because my primary concern was nvh
You can contact either robispec or Msi, they both have high quality spherical bearings for the trailing arm hub connection. I am a big fan of non compliant suspension and drivetrain bushings, even on a street driven car. I can tell you the increase in response over hard rubber or polyurethane is noticeable. I loved how my 240 felt with a full polyurethane, and felt that same increase in performance was felt when I upgraded to full sphericals. Chassis balance and predictability under heavy loads inspires confidence with non compliant suspension bushings. There will be some more nvh, but I feel for a performance car the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. The key to reducing unnecessary harshness is to only purchase high quality spherical bearings, as much of the harshness originates from the cheaper sphericals getting pounded out and developing play, which then is responsible for the slamming/jarring sphericals can be known for. If I were you I would go spherical, as little compliance as possible is a good thing in a performance application. In reality sphericals actually contribute to a better ride forcing all movement to be directly transferred to the dampers, and not allowing any I damped suspension movement (I.e. a rubber bushing compressing and rebounding on its own is uncontrolled and undamped)
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #105
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Thank you so much , this will help me when i start to do suspension work for SCCA Autox
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:52 AM   #106
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Great build so far! What part of the bay are you from? I'm in the south bay
I'm out in the East Bay, about 45 minutes from Hayward in the COncord/Martinez area.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:22 AM   #107
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Here's a view of the bottom side of the oem subaru ej205. All the OEM oiling system is removed, and allows a shot of the crank and rods. I really wish I was doing a built block, but I need to be smart and have fun with the power this setup will produce, and start reinforcing my drivetrain (i.e. 6 speed swap). The handling difference the upgrade diffs and dccd will make in handling will be profound, massive increase in strength, etc. And hopefully it will be in my budget to upgrade to a mechanical OS Giken/Carbonetic/ or Modena mechanical rear limited slip at that time (of course with some of the clutch plates deactivated and ramp up characteristics modified for my level of modification). But that is way, WAY, in the future.


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Old 02-01-2012, 01:25 AM   #108
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Killer Bee Oil baffle installed and torqued to spec (something like 7.5 lb/ft of torque). Can't remember off hand, I know I consulted the FSM though. Part fit like a glove, Can't say enough about the quality, ease of fitment, customer service, and engineering in Killer Bee Products.


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Old 02-01-2012, 01:29 AM   #109
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Here is a final shot under the oil pan before it gets sealed with 3bond and torqued to spec. All parts fit perfectly,a re high quality, and replace and upgrade over previously found shortcomings and compromises in the factory engineering. That is why you spend the money up front for these high quality parts and buy from reputable dealers, you get technically advanced, well engineered, top shelf parts that fit perfectly. Just what the home mechanic needs. No melted pots and pans from China being used as an intercooler or radiator on my build. Don't need parts to have parts, or to have bling, but instead to improve the performance of a certain aspect of the vehicle. Hopefully, my build continues to look like an excess of function and win.


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Old 02-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #110
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Another view of the oiling system. Excited to check another item off the project list, and fully address another weak link in the factory engineering.


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Old 02-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #111
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Very nice build and great write up! gave me some ideas for my build! which is somewhat similar to mine except Im going to swap in a 2.5 bottom end and keep the ej205 heads =D judging by your pace you are going to be done a while before me though =/ keep it up I like this!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #112
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Very nice build and great write up! gave me some ideas for my build! which is somewhat similar to mine except Im going to swap in a 2.5 bottom end and keep the ej205 heads =D judging by your pace you are going to be done a while before me though =/ keep it up I like this!
Glad you're impressed with my pace, I feel like its taken way longer than it should have with life getting in the way. I thought about doing the 2.5 with wrx heads, but when I upgrade I really want dual avcs and for that money I thought I'd get more out of upgrading the transmission and diffs. Nothing's worse than having a built motor and a blown tranny. I'll be jealous of your increased displacement and more exhaust gas to spool a healthy sized turbo, and torque on demand.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:33 PM   #113
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Killer Bee Ultimate Oil setup completely installed and torqued to spec. Used genuine Subaru 3bond to seal the pan, which is the same as fujibond. Increased oil capacity, built in bungs for oil temp, baffled, more durable/reliable, fits my perrin header, etc. All checked off the list. The back bolts can be a pain to get to, wish I had done the oil pan when I had the transmission off and could really twist my engine back. But- this is why you buy high quality products with high quality control, this was no more difficult to put back on than the oem pan. Oil setup checked off the list and we are moving forward. Next comes headers and fuel system.


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Old 02-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #114
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Nice! Look at those tig welds! how thick is that thing? what motor mounts did you go with?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:51 PM   #115
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Nice! Look at those tig welds! how thick is that thing? what motor mounts did you go with?
Pan is 1/8" thick and flange is 1/4" thick. This thing is amazingly high quality, everything you can want in an aftermarket parts company killer bee provides, excellent customer service, willing to deal with customers and answer all their questions, oem level of fitment, serious r&d and engineering, reliability, excellent pricing, and most importantly a superior product. I was completely ready to spend big bucks on a cosworth oil setup but felt the killer bee product was superior and am glad I went in the direction I did. That is why I included quotes from my emails with Chris, as I truly believe this is a superior product. I think the results and reliability of using name brand components from reputable manufacturers utilizing correct engineering and r&d programs. I think too many builders do not focus on the big picture and lose focus on the integration of the parts selection. It is how the parts work together that make a functional, potent, and enjoyable end product to attack the tarmac with. Hopefully those following this build, and the end performance capabilities of the car after is dialed in will buy name brand products instead of used and worn out second hands parts or even worse, knock off parts that don't even function as good as oem (I.e. eBay tmic, mishimoto radiators etc.). Its an expensive hobby but the results of doing the job properly are always much better than doing it with knock offs. I will take less functional parts over a mile long spec part list of knockoffs that destroy my reliability and work less well than the oem.

I literally can not say enough about my experience with killer bee and Chris. I will definitely use them in the future for any parts I can. Great outfit.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #116
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Nice Wix filter! Very high quality, love those things! Best filter on the market by far!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #117
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Looks like cusco mounts?
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:06 AM   #118
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Looks like cusco mounts?
Yeah, they are Cusco motor mounts. Very nice, I was worried about horrendous levels of nvh but they work perfectly. Just do a good job solidifying the drivetrain.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:11 AM   #119
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Minor Update- just talked with THMotorsports and they will be sending me the correct Aeromotive Fuel System setup and letting me send back the old one. No fuss, no hassle, great customer service and great prices. Looking forward to getting this so I can get the engine re sealed up and running.

Also, forgot my camera at the house but just received a lovely aluminum battery mount for my odyssey pc680 battery. I have not yet decided whether I will relocate the battery under the passenger seat or the trunk. I am not sure if the battery will fit under the seat with super low seat rails and mounts that I will be having GST Motorsports fabricate and install. Pics to come soon.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #120
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Whoa awesome build man I wish I had the funding to do something like this! Can't wait to see what this will be like when you're finished! Looks great so far!
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #121
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Whoa awesome build man I wish I had the funding to do something like this! Can't wait to see what this will be like when you're finished! Looks great so far!
Thanks for the encouragement, I can't wait to get this beast tuned, corner balanced, and dialed in. I now have a commute with some fun canyon roads and really miss my wrx!!! Progress is coming though. I'm hoping it'll be done and on the road soon. Basically it's just motor bolt ons, fuel system, gauge wiring, radiator install, ducting and aero work, and seat install. The list is slowly getting smaller.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #122
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Newest part acquireed to address my cooling system needs. Grimmspeed 160 degree thermostat.


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Old 02-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #123
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Installed my upgraded Grimm Speed 160 Degree thermostat today. In line with completely upgrading my cooling system, this will join a host of other parts to give my wrx increased thermal control and heat rejecting capabilities. All turbo cars run hot, especially when you up the power, and I want my car to be able to be run hard regardless of the weather. Install was very easy, literally took just a few minutes. Just make sure the pop valve is located correctly on top. This will join the crawford high capacity water pump, koyo radiator, upgraded radiator caps and water wetter, ducting, etc. to significantly increase the heat rejection capabilities of the system, and allow me to drive the car harder and longer at these increased power levels.


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Old 02-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #124
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Next project on the list is assembling the Stoptech BBK. It is only the 328mm as I got it used, but will be easily upgradable to the 355mm kit as soon as I wear through a set of rotors. Here is a sneak peak of the build quality of these rotors for those that are not familiar, very thick, beefy, and well contsructed. Very excited for what these brakes, combined with the amazing calipers, will do for my overall braking. Plus, I conferred with stoptech about a rear brake upgrade (i.e. brembos) in the rear, and they assured me their kit, as with all their kits, was engineered to provide optimal braking and bias with the rear brakes factory, and did not recommend the brembos at this time. When I upgrade to the 6 speed with Brembos, I was recommended to upgrade to their 355 mm kit to keep the bias correct. Here is some pictures of their patented Aerorotor 2 piece front fully floating rotors.


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Old 02-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #125
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I currently have the Stoptech 328mm BBK for the WRX, which could fit under 17 inch wheels. I am running 18 inch wheels in anticipation of upgrading to the 355mm kit after I wear through this set of rotors. Here is a picture comparing the rotor to the stock wrx rotor. The rotor is not a huge step up in size, as it is on par with the oem brembo rotor size on the STI. The major benefits will come from increased thermal capacity, better cooling, reduction in unsprung weight, drastically increased caliper size and stiffness. I compared the weight of the stoptech rotors to the oem wrx brakes, and despite being significantly larger, both in diameter and thickness, the use of the alloy hat allows the rotor to weigh the exact same as the wrx rotor, and significantly lighter than the oem STI rotor. Very impressed so far with this kit, especially since the most significant gains will be when I put the massive stoptech caliper next to the wimpy wrx oem sliding caliper.


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